People Take Action
Host support groups for women who have had abortions.
Promote and host a small support group for women in your church and community who have experienced abortion. Determine appropriate leadership, establish confidentiality and use biblical materials to provide appropriate guidance and support.
Conduct a free yard sale.
Collect yard sale items, such as clothing, books, dishes, furniture, etc. and hold a free yard sale, either at your church or a location in a low-income area. Encourage a welcoming atmosphere by offering refreshments to shoppers. Advertise for the yard sale by posting flyers and signs in the community.
Organize an ongoing support program for mothers in the community.
Establish regular get-togethers for mothers to take a break, relax and connect with other moms about the joys and challenges of parenting. Provide childcare for mothers and an environment to relax, converse and have fun!
Conduct a service project for an elderly individual or family in your community.
Work with your community and church to identify one or several families in your community whose homes are in need of upkeep. Send a representative or small group to conduct an inventory of what work needs to be completed, along with any needed supplies and recommendations. On the day of the service project, work together to spruce up the house and yard, build a friendship with the family and invite them all to attend your church. Consider inviting them to your FIA Celebration Event!
Host a quilting or knitting group and donate items to a needy cause.
Find skilled members of your congregation or community to lead regular quilting or knitting groups. Donate your finished products to an organization that provides blankets and clothing for children in need. Invite community members of all skill levels to participate, and use the time to establish friendships and support while helping others.
Construct wheelchair ramps for the elderly or wheelchair-bound.
Build (or purchase and assemble) a wheelchair ramp for an elderly or wheelchair-bound individual in your community. Inquire within your community and church congregation to identify an individual in need of this service.
Provide free divorce recovery classes for families in your community.
Promote and host recovery classes for those in your church and your community who have experienced separation or divorce. Offer a caring, confidential and supportive environment.
Grocery shop for the elderly in your community.
Shop for groceries and deliver them right to the doorsteps of elderly members of your community. Collect grocery lists beforehand so you know what to purchase. Contact your community’s senior center, or ask the elderly within your congregation for referrals.
Visit a local nursing home and spend time with residents.
Work with a local nursing home to spend time with residents, offering conversation and care. Involve children and members of the community by performing skits or music, playing games, looking at pictures or reading to residents.
Volunteer with a local food bank.
Coordinate with a local food bank to host a food drive, transport donations, re-package food or assist with administrative tasks. Invite the community to participate with you, and include an opportunity to learn about hunger in America and around the world.